Frieze Los Angeles expands 2023 art fair at Santa Monica Airport

Frieze Los Angeles is going big for 2023.

The art fair on Tuesday announced more details of its next LA iteration. The Feb. 16-19 event at the Santa Monica Airport will feature more than 120 galleries from 22 countries, the largest number of participants in LA to date. The fair’s footprint will be larger too, with 30% more exhibition space across the southeast corner of the airport. That includes the exhibition tent, again designed by Kulapat Yantrasast’s Why Architecture, the airport’s Barker Hangar and outdoor areas around the airfield.

The Los Angeles art gallery scene has been rapidly expanding over the last year, and Christine Messineo, director of Frieze Los Angeles and Frieze New York, said in an email that the art fair has contributed to that momentum.

“Frieze has been credited with strengthening relationships and collaboration among artists, galleries, and the local art scene,” she said, “as well as capturing the imagination of the city’s wider creative community.”

The Santa Monica Airport is a noticeable move west for Frieze, which held its first two LA fairs at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood in 2019 and 2020. The fair last February took place in a tent next to the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. That location was not available for 2023, Messineo told The Times earlier this year. The organization chose the airport for its size and flexibility, she said.

Frieze will use the Barker Hangar galleries to feature galleries exhibiting 20th century art by mostly “overlooked artists” and “rarely seen” practices, a fair representative said, drawing inspiration from the Spotlight section at London’s Frieze Masters.

The Focus section of the fair also will be installed in the Barker Hangar. In 2022 it featured 11 LA galleries that had been in operation for 15 years or less. This coming year Focus will feature 18 galleries from across the US that have been in operation for 12 years or less. The Walker Art Center’s Amanda Hunt will again curate the Focus area, this time alongside associate curator Sonya Tamaddon.

Frieze Projects — an outdoor section of the fair featuring curated, site-specific installations and large-scale sculptures, some of which are commissions — has long been a crowd favorite. The nonprofit Art Production Fund will curate on-site Frieze Projects works, to be shown outside between the tent and Barker Hangar, while Del Vaz Projects founding director, Jay Ezra Nayssan, will curate an off-site series of installations.

There will again be a section featuring artist-led and community-oriented nonprofits, including organizations that participated in the fair’s BIPOC Exchange last time, a section featuring LA nonprofits and organized by LA artist Tanya Aguiñiga.

One thing that likely won’t be on view: hangry visitors. Many fair attendees complained about the lack of food at this year’s event. Guests had to walk to the nearby Beverly Hilton to snack at one of two restaurants inside the hotel. That won’t be an issue next year, Frieze said. The fair will include a section of restaurant pop-ups, though it wouldn’t reveal participants.

An online Frieze Viewing Room, offering a sneak peek of works, will be open Feb. 9-27. Fair tickets will range from $76 to $96 each day for weekend general admission.

Here’s the list of galleries participating in Frieze Los Angeles 2023:

303 Gallery, New York

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Antenna Space, Shanghai

Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Aspen

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, Los Angeles

Bortolami, New York

The Box, Los Angeles

Canada, New York, East Hampton

Chapter NY, New York

Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles

Clearing, Brussels, New York, Los Angeles

James Cohan, New York

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, Mexico City

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, Palm Beach

Dastan Gallery, Tehran

Massimo De Carlo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Paris, London, Milan

Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, New York

Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

Donald Ellis Gallery, Vancouver, New York

Emalin, London

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

James Fuentes, New York

Gaga, Mexico City, Los Angeles

Gagosian, Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong, Gstaad

Gemini GEL, Los Angeles

Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles, New York

Gladstone Gallery, New York, Brussels, Rome, Los Angeles, Seoul

Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London,

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, Paris, Los Angeles

Gordon Robichaux, New York

Alexander Gray Associates, New York, Germantown

Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul

Hauser & Wirth, London, New York, Somerset, Los Angeles, Zurich, Gstaad, Hong Kong, St Moritz, Menorca, Southampton, Monaco

Herald St, London

Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, Paris, London, Marfa

Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Gallery Hyundai, New York, Seoul

Instituto de Vision, New York, Bogota

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Alison Jacques, London

Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco

Johyun Gallery, Busan

Casey Kaplan, New York

Karma, New York, Los Angeles

Kaufmann repetto, Milan, New York

Sean Kelly, New York, Los Angeles

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Tina Kim Gallery, New York

Koenig Gallery, Berlin, Seoul

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, New York

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Busan

LA Louver, Los Angeles

Layr, Vienna

Lehmann Maupin, New York, Seoul, London

Lelong & Co. Gallery, New York, Paris

David Lewis, New York

Lisson Gallery, London, New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Shanghai

Luhring Augustine, New York

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Los Angeles

Max Mayer Gallery, Dusseldorf

Mazzoleni, London, Turin

Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco

Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, Brussels, New York

Victoria Miro, London, Venice

Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Brussels

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Night Gallery, Los Angeles

Ortuzar Projects, New York

Overduin & Co., Los Angeles

Pace Gallery, New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Geneva, Seoul, Palm Beach, East Hampton

Maureen Paley, London

Parrasch Heijnen, Los Angeles

Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai

The Pit, Los Angeles, Palm Springs

Project Native Informant, London

Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City

Almine Rech, New York, Paris, Brussels, London, Shanghai

Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Roberts Projects, Los Angeles

Robilant+Voena, New York, Paris, Milan, London

Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York

Thaddaeus Ropac, London, Paris, Salzburg, Seoul

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York

Richard Saltoun Gallery, Rome, London

Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Jessica Silverman, San Francisco

Sperone Westwater, New York

Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York

Default, Oslo

Craig F Starr Gallery, New York

Tiwani Contemporary, Lagos, London

Tornabuoni, Florence, Milan, Forte dei Marmi, Paris, Crans Montana

Various Small Fires (VSF), Seoul, Dallas, Los Angeles

Nicola Vassell, New York

Venus Over Manhattan, New York

Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Welancora Gallery, New York

White Cube, London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, West Palm Beach

David Zwirner, New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong

Focus section

Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles

Baert, Los Angeles

Barro, Buenos Aires, New York

Chris Sharp, Los Angeles

Dreamsong, Minneapolis

Kristina Kite, Los Angeles

Make Room, Los Angeles

Nonaka Hill, Los Angeles

Ochi Projects, Los Angeles

Of the Cloth, New York

Parker Gallery, Los Angeles

Patron, Chicago

Paul Soto/Park View, Los Angeles, Brussels

regularnormal, New York

Sebastian Gladstone, Los Angeles

Sow & Tailor, Los Angeles

St George Projects, Los Angeles

Stars, Los Angeles

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